By Joonho Song, DDS LLC
September 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Taking good care of your teeth is important not only to your oral health but to your general health as well. Unfortunately, even the most teeth whiteningcareful of brushers and flossers may miss a spot sometimes or suffer an injury, leading to tooth decay, broken teeth, or other issues. Luckily, your dentist provides a myriad of procedures to help you keep your smile in tip-top shape. Learn about some common dental procedures with Dr. Joonho Song in Monrovia, MD and serving the Damascus, Mount Airy, Urbana, New Market, and Monrovia areas.

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants replace a missing tooth, several teeth in a row, or all of the teeth on an arch. Dentists place implants into the jawbone, where the bone grows around the implant itself, permanently anchoring it into place and providing the most effective foundation for tooth replacement available.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth’s nerve becomes damaged or infected with decay. Dentists remove the inner pulp of the tooth along with its nerve, then scrub the inside of the tooth to ensure no decay remains within the tooth. After filling the tooth with composite resin materials, your dentist will usually suggest a crown to protect the tooth from further damage.
  • Sealants: Teeth often have deep, naturally-occurring grooves which lie out of the reach of your toothbrush’s bristles. These grooves can trap food particles and bacteria, causing decay. Sealants are a thin layer of plastic, which fill in the grooves to increase the surface area of the tooth, allowing for easier and more thorough cleaning.
  • Veneers: Dental veneers fit onto the surface of the tooth to cover their imperfections. Made from porcelain, veneers improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, discolored, yellowed, too-big, too-small, or uneven teeth. In some cases, veneers can also improve slight misalignments like overcrowding and under crowding.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to renew your smile. This hour-long procedure is safe and effective, noticeably lifting the color of your teeth in just one session.

For more information on these dental procedures or how we can improve your smile, please contact Dr. Song in Monrovia, MD and serving Damascus, Mount Airy, Urbana, New Market, and Monrovia, MD. Call (301) 831-6677 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Song today!